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  • Bulk Material Handling Expert to Serve As Concrete Institute Chair

    March 4, 2014

    Tim Harvey, P.E., director of material storage and handling at River Consulting LLC, will begin serving a three-year term this month as the chairperson for the American Concrete Institute (ACI) 313 committee that is responsible for developing and reporting information on design and construction of...

  • Adjustable Bin Activator for Powders and Granules

    February 28, 2014

    Spiroflow Systems offers an adjustable bin activator to control the discharge of powders and granules. Whether the material comes from a silo or a bulk material handling system, this bin activator effectively alleviates material bridging while controlling flow rates. The unit promotes material flow...

  • Measuring and Understanding Powder Flow

    February 25, 2014

    Tim Freeman, managing director of Freeman Technology, will talk about the value and importance of relevant powder flow characterization as part of a workshop March 4-6, 2014, in Puerto Rico, organized by Mixing Consultants Inc. Experts and industry leaders from around the world will deliver...

  • Extra Heavy-Duty Bulk Container

    February 21, 2014

    Meese Orbitron Dunne Co. now offers the P-341 Ship Shape extra heavy-duty bulk container. Featuring a proprietary internal design combined with perimeter steel bracing, the P-341 bulk container accommodates payloads up to 2000 lb to safely store and transport large amounts of food and beverage...

  • Rechner Electronics Ind. Inc.

  • Hydrowhirl Orbitor CIP Rotating Tank Cleaning Machine

    February 10, 2014

    BETE’s HydroWhirl Orbitor is a versatile Clean-in-Place (CIP) rotating tank cleaning machine that combines high-impact cleaning efficiency with extended operating life, reduced life cycle costs, and simple on-site service. It is ideal for large tanks (up to 130 ft in diam) often found in...

  • Drum Isolator Discharges Hazardous Materials

    February 7, 2014

    Safely discharging hazardous materials from storage drums is frequently a problem. One recent CPS solution is a drum inverter inside a glovebox isolator for a manufacturing process involving a hazardous powder. The drum inverter allows the operator to safely de-lid the drum, dock to a cone,...

  • Yoshikawa Corporation

  • How to Interpret a Solids Flow Report

    January 30, 2014

    In order to determine if a new bin or silo will work reliably, or to be able to make modifications to an existing troublesome bin or silo, you need to know: · What type of flow pattern can develop (modes of flow) · Your material’s flow properties Modes of Flow There are two...

  • Addressing Segregation Problems

    January 10, 2014

    This article discusses two major mechanisms of segregation: sifting and fluidization segregation. What is Sifting Segregation? Sifting segregation occurs when small, fine particles move through large, coarser particles. This is the most common means for particles to separate. In order for...